Does My Old Phone Need to Be Activated to Transfer Information from My Google Account?

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Answer

No, your old phone does not need to be activated to transfer information from your Google account.

Additional Notes

If you have not recently performed a back up of your old phone, you will need to connect to WiFi and back up all items that you wish to transfer. 

How to Backup Contacts, Photos, Videos, Apps, Music, Messages, or Other Miscellaneous Files

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